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Whatever the constitutional future, it has to be one that is better for women

Guest blogger Carolyn Leckie reflects on the issues raised at the recent Women and Constitutional Futures seminar held on 14/15 February , 2013 at Royal Society of Edinburgh. She argues: “I want independence but whatever the constitutional future, it has … Continue reading

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Women and constitutional futures

… Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland  Women’s voices and issues of gender equality have been largely absent from the current debates around constitutional futures in Scotland, in sharp contrast to their prominence in the run up to devolution in … Continue reading

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Why can’t a (Scots) woman be more like a (cave) man?

 Fiona Mackay  (University of Edinburgh) The eminent pollster Professor John Curtice has never struck us as Neanderthal before but, in his Holyrood comment piece this week, he appears to suggest that the reason for the gender gap in attitudes to … Continue reading

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…but is it Good News for Women?

By Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) Political pundits are claiming the results of the 2012 local government elections are “good news” for the SNP, as the largest party in local politics, and “good news” for resurgent … Continue reading

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New Media Coverage

BBC Scotland News has now picked up our report on women candidates and the Scottish local government elections. Read more here. And Tweeddale West councillor Catriona Bhatia calls for more female council candidates in the Scottish Borders.

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Council hopeful calls for more women in local politics

In response to our report on women candidates and the upcoming local government elections, Vaughan Jones (Labour), the only woman standing for election in Inverclyde (currently an all-male council), has called for more women to engage in Scottish politics. Read … Continue reading

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Scottish parties promise action on equality after report by Kenny and Mackay

Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh) Political parties have been quick to promise action after ‘sobering figures’ about the continued ‘male, pale and stale’ face of Scottish politics. Dr. Meryl Kenny and Dr. Fiona Mackay reported … Continue reading

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